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New pro-Orban Hungarian agency enters fray

Budapest - A new press agency founded by figures close to firebrand nationalist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Tuesday it aimed to give a "conservative, right-wing perspective" on current affairs.

Hungarian Roma designer fights stereotypes with fashion

Budapest - Hungarian Roma fashion designer Erika Varga says her label is about stitching together cultural traditions and snipping through stereotypes as much as it's about dressmaking.

Orban attacks Juncker, Weber in EU poll campaign launch

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban once again attacked key figures from the same centre-right group of European parties Friday as he launched his own campaign for May's key European parliament poll.

Suspected senior IS leader held in Hungary: prosecutor

Budapest - Hungarian police on Friday arrested a Syrian man suspected of being a high-ranking IS leader who organised suicide attacks and executions, following a European cross-border investigation.

Hungary's Viktor Orban: populist fanning EU tensions

Budapest - Hungary's all-powerful premier Viktor Orban is the self-styled defender of Christian Europe against the "poison" of immigration, an admirer of "illiberal democracy" and a thorn in the European Union's side.

Hungary court confirms Football Leaks hacker extradition

Budapest - A hacker linked to the Football Leaks website that has exposed alleged corruption in the sport will be extradited to Portugal from Hungary, his lawyer said Thursday.

Hungary PM apologises for 'useful idiots' remark

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has apologised to European conservative parties for calling them "useful idiots" over an anti-EU billboard campaign that could see his party ejected from the European Parliament's dominant centre-right EPP bloc.

European EPP leader renews calls for Hungary's Orban to apologise

Budapest - The head of the European Parliament's dominant centre-right bloc met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday, again calling for the populist leader to apologise for an anti-EU billboard campaign.

Hungary's Orban mulls alliance with right-wing Polish faction

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that his party could opt to abandon conservative allies in the European Parliament and seek to join up with Poland's right-wing faction in a spat over an anti-EU billboard campaign.

Hungary ruling party urged to forge EU far-right alliance

Budapest - A Hungarian newspaper close to Prime Minister Viktor Orban's party urged it Thursday to quit the European Parliament's conservative group and forge a more radical alliance instead of yielding to an ultimatum over an anti-EU poster campaign.

Hungary to decide on Football Leaks hacker deportation

Budapest - A Budapest court is set to decide on Tuesday on the extradition of a hacker linked to the Football Leaks whistleblower website that has exposed alleged corruption, sparking investigations in several European countries.

Hungary announces end of anti-Juncker poster campaign

Budapest - Hungary's government announced Saturday that it would end a controversial poster campaign accusing US philanthropist George Soros and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker of supporting illegal migration.

Hungarian opposition cries hypocrisy over Venezuelan refugees

Budapest - Hungarian opposition politicians accused the government of hypocrisy Thursday over a programme helping to settle Venezuelan refugees of Hungarian origin, saying it contradicted the right-wing government's strict anti-immigration laws.

Hungary attacks Soros, Juncker in new media campaign

Budapest - Hungary launched a new anti-immigration media campaign on Tuesday in which it accused US philanthropist George Soros and EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker of allegedly supporting illegal migration, but which Brussels immediately dismissed as "fak...

Hungary's Orban bets on baby boom to boost population

Budapest - Faced with a plummeting population, Hungary's fiercely anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban has come up with an answer sparking yet another controversy: "We need Hungarian children".

Hungarian researchers rally against government 'attack on science'

Budapest - Thousands of Hungarians rallied in Budapest on Tuesday outside a prestigious scientific institution that says it is the victim of a new power grab by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.

Pompeo seeks to woo Hungary's Orban away from Russia, China

Budapest - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced hope Monday that renewed American engagement with Hungary's Viktor Orban would help steer the increasingly authoritarian leader away from Russian and Chinese influence.

Pompeo in Hungary hoping to woo Orban away from Moscow

Budapest - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Hungary on Monday, on the first leg of a European tour, hoping that economic and defence incentives will dissuade Prime Minister Viktor Orban from getting too close to Russia.

Hungary's Orban vows defence of 'Christian' Europe

Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched his European elections campaign Sunday calling for voters to defend "Christian" nations against immigration, which he said led to the "virus of terrorism".

Holocaust museum stokes controversy among Hungary's Jews

Budapest - As the world prepares to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, Hungarian Jews find themselves divided in a bitter dispute over the long-delayed opening of a new Holocaust museum in Budapest.
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